Passion. Rhythm. Symphonic. Lush.
“Unleash your festive side and experience the exhilarating energy of a high-octane holiday rock concert with Luminare Christmas, the ultimate celebration!”
Get ready for an unforgettable holiday experience, led by former Mannheim Steamroller keyboardist and long time musical director for Dennis DeYoung of Styx. Luminare Christmas brings a fusion of reimagined holiday classics, high energy symphonic rock and cinematic magic.
Their sound can be described as a blend of Mannheim Steamroller’s holiday classic vibes, the high-energy rock of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and the cinematic atmosphere of Hans Zimmer. The result is a musical fusion that’s sure to leave you breathless and wanting more.
With a phenomenal lighting show and a heartwarming story woven throughout the performance, Luminare Christmas creates a magical atmosphere that’s perfect for all ages. You’ll feel the holiday spirit and be swept away by the passionate and sonically lush vocal and instrumental musical performances.
So get ready to rock the holidays with Luminare Christmas and experience a concert that you’ll never forget!
“Luminare Christmas Kicks Off Debut Christmas Concert Tour with Awe-Inspiring Show at The Palladium in Carmel Indiana!”-Patti McClintock, Think Country Magazine
“Luminare Christmas is the perfect holiday show for people of all ages. An amazing combination of a captivating video/lighting stage performance along with the perfect mix of Christmas classics mixed in with their own holiday hits!” -Luminare Christmas is a must see Holiday event!” –Ryan Sanden, EPIC EVENT CENTER
“That…WAS AWESOME!!! Seen them tonight at Detroit Sound Board and was blown away. Definitely two thumbs up, which I kept giving XD Although I may have cried a few times because they hit home with some of their songs, I still almost lost my glasses from headbanging XD Thank you for blessing me with this concert y’all did, I appreciate it!!!” -Lloyd Giddings-Street
“The world class talent these artists bring to this special holiday collection has no rival. Truly amazing musicianship, and really brightens up my holiday playlist. Looking forward to catching Luminare Christmas on Tour in 2023!” -Debra Lynn
“Have seen them twice now in Carmel, IN. Great performances (outstanding music and visuals) both times. Wonderful musicians and vocalists, and fun personalities. Traditional Christmas songs with an edge, love it! Their original Christmas songs are also wonderful.” -Ed King
John Blasucci is a multi-instrumentalist and composer who gained notoriety as a member of the iconic band Mannheim Steamroller. He played with the group for almost a decade, creating a unique blend of rock, classical, and electronic music.
Today, John has turned his focus to his brand new Christmas concert / theatrical production called Luminare Christmas. The show is an immersive experience that combines live music and special effects to create a magical holiday experience. John wrote and produced the music for the show, which includes both original pieces and classic holiday favorites. Luminare Christmas has been met with critical acclaim and is quickly becoming a beloved holiday tradition for audiences across the United States. John continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in live performance, and his work with Luminare Christmas is a testament to his creativity and vision.
Caitlin Simone is a singer with a remarkable ability to captivate and charm her audience. With her vocal versatility, she can effortlessly switch between genres, ranging from pop/rock to jazz, and has become renowned for her exceptional performances with Luminare Christmas. Caitlin’s versatility extends beyond music, as she is also a successful spokesperson for several large corporations. Her ability to connect with people through her music and public speaking has made her a highly sought-after artist and advocate. Caitlin Simone is a true talent with an infectious energy that leaves audiences wanting more.
Pino Farina is a strong male singer with a gift for delivering emotionally powerful performances. He is a versatile artist and has become renowned for his exceptional talent as a member of Luminare Christmas as well as his own band, the Pino Farina Band. With his ability to charm and connect with audiences, Pino has earned a loyal following of fans who are drawn to his captivating stage presence and soulful vocals. Whether he’s performing a classic holiday tune or an original composition, Pino’s performances are always infused with his unique blend of passion, energy, and talent. Pino Farina is a true gem in the world of music, and his ability to move and inspire audiences is unmatched.
In addition to her already impressive resume, Erica Carpenedo is also a featured member of Luminare Christmas, showcasing her exceptional talent as a violinist in the group’s holiday performances. Her stunning playing adds an extra layer of beauty and magic to the already enchanting music of Luminare Christmas.
Erica has traveled the world as a soloist, chamber and orchestra musician, playing at some of the most stunning venues such as the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, Orchestra Hall of the Chicago Symphony Center and Singapore’s Esplanade Concert Hall. Her credits include performances with the RGS Orchestra of Singapore, College of Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Strumentale Italiana, Orchestra Sinfonica del Conservatorio Giuseppe Tartini di Trieste, Orchestra Sinfonica del Veneto Orientale, and Piccola Orchestra Veneta.
Dan Peters is a highly skilled guitarist and a prominent member of the band Luminare Christmas. With a passion for music from a young age, Dan has honed his craft over the years, gaining extensive experience in various genres of music. His credits include work with Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Jeff Pilson (Dokken), Kristin Chenoweth, blues legend Otis Rush, Simon Kirke (Bad Company) & Jools Holland (Squeeze). Theatre: Rock Of Ages Broadway, School Of Rock The Musical, Blue Man Group, Mamma Mia & Grease.
As a member of Luminare Christmas, Dan’s exceptional talent and unique style of playing have become an integral part of the band’s sound. He has performed with the band at various events, wowing audiences with his impressive guitar skills and adding an extra layer of magic to their performances. Dan’s dedication to his craft and unwavering commitment to the band’s success make him a valued member of Luminare Christmas.
Brad Lang is an American bassist who is highly respected in the rock music community, and a valued member of Luminare Christmas. With an impressive career spanning over several decades, Brad has performed on countless recordings, including Roger Hodgson’s (Supertramp) “Hai Hai,” Tommy Tutone’s “Rich Text Files,” and War and Peace’s (Jeff Pilson – Dokken, Dio, Foreigner). Brad’s extensive experience also includes performing in the iconic rock band Foreigner, and sharing the stage with a long list of music icons, including Vinny Appice (Dio), Kenny Aronoff (John Cougar, Bon Jovi, Avril Lavigne), Jason Bonham (Led Zepplin, Foreigner), Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck), Bobby Blotzer (Ratt), and many others.
Brad’s exceptional bass skills and stage presence have made him a highly sought-after musician. As a member of Luminare Christmas, Brad’s contributions to the band’s sound are immeasurable, and his unwavering commitment to his craft and the band’s success make him an invaluable part of the group.
The Reviews are in! Check out this review from Think Country Magazine, Nashville